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Plymouth man pleads guilty to trafficking counterfeit sports merchandise

March 30, 2012

MINNEAPOLIS—Earlier today in federal court in St. Paul, a 57-year-old Plymouth man
pleaded guilty to trafficking counterfeit jerseys, caps, and other sports’ apparel. Daniel Daesik
Ahn pleaded guilty to one count of trafficking in counterfeit goods. Ahn, who was charged via
an Information on March 6, 2012, entered his plea before United States District Court Judge
Donovan W. Frank.

In his plea agreement, Ahn admitted that on November 18, 2009, he trafficked or attempted
to traffic in jerseys, caps and other sports apparel at his chain of clothing stores, called 7 mile
fashion. On November 18, investigators conducted a “blitz” operation in the Twin Cities and
found counterfeit apparel in three of Ahn’s stores.The merchandise featured counterfeit logos of
the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, and NCAA.

For his crime, Ahn faces a potential maximum penalty of 20 years in prison. Judge Frank
will determine his sentence at a future hearing. This case is the result of an investigation by
United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations. It is
being prosecuted by Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Colin P. Johnson.

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